CAREER IN WEB DEVELOPMENT With the advent of multinational ...

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CAREER IN WEB DEVELOPMENT


With the advent of multinational companies and globalization, India has
emerged as a hot place for job seekers with lot of opportunities in
various sectors. Indian companies are now rich with great talent in the world and
million
dollars offshore projects.

Information Technology is one of the demanding fields where
the Indian talent is asked for their remuneration with lot of growth prospects.



Numbers of domains are associated with the I.T. industry in the world where a
professional can bring home a thick packet of salary.


Web applications development is
one of the areas where jobs as well as remunerations are endless.



Web application development is very wide domain in which a job seeker should choose
one of his intere
sts out of abundant programming languages, scripts, tools and
packages. Obviously, one should be able to be perfect in particular programming
language or tool because it is very difficult to be expert in everything.



In Web development, there are many fie
lds where a candidate can move with sufficient
knowledge and proficiency.





Various positions in any Web Development Company are listed here
-

1.

Web Designer

2.

Flash Designer and Game Specialist

3.

Web Master and Portal Manager



1. WEB DESIGNER

Web designer is

responsible for user interface design of a website. It includes designing
of logo, banners, advertisements as well as other interactive elements. Its main goal is
includes the development of user friendly, interactive and attractive designs so that user
c
lick on most of the links or banners. Moreover, the contents are presented to the end
user in form of web pages. These interactive elements are placed in a website using
markup languages. So, a web designer should be proficient in atleast HTML which is
ver
y common and effective markup language.



In general practice, a web designer is responsible for creating static web pages rather
than database driven dynamic web pages.

Here, static web page refers to the web
document which remains same in content and la
yout unless the web designer changes
it manually.



On other part, dynamic web pages change its structure and contents depending upon
the input given by the end
-
user.



For a commercial website, the following aspects are considered
-

1.

Quality of images

2.

Quality of Content or simply Effective Content Writing

3.

User Friendly with simple, efficient and reliable interfaces

4.

Search Engines Friendly

5.

Color combination of text, background and images

6.

Quick downloading of pages

7.

Consistency in all web pages of the webs
ite

8.

Consistency in navigation



1.1 DESIRED PROFILE



Graduate in any Discipline.



Good Communication Skills to interact directly with the Client.



Good knowledge of Designing Concepts,



Exposure to Search Engine Optimization Techniques



Awareness of the

latest

trend in web designing & development.



Knowledge of HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Flash, Flash
action scripts



Basic knowledge of server side scripts and database handling.



Knowledge to customize the web applications for multiple web browsers ?

Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox



1.2 RESPONSIBILITIES



Updating and maintaining the company Websites on regular basis.



To help in providing input and support for design functionality.



Understanding and gathering the client?s

requirements and designing as per
specifications



Delivering Creative Visualizations designs of Websites based on client
requisition.



Designing banners/templates/logo and other media elements including.



Digital image processing using Adobe PhotoShop, Flash

and other tools.



2. FLASH DESIGNER AND GAME SPECIALIST

Flash designer is responsible for developing attractive and eye
-
catchy animations for
the website to attract the visitors.

Various 2D/3D designs are developed using
Macromedia Flash and Action Scri
pting. Flash animators work on professional product
demos, advertisements and animations. Creativity, good understanding of the design
specification and translation of business ideas into stunning animations/presentations is
expected from a Flash Designer.


Action script programmers work on online games, corporate intros and product
demonstrations. Good knowledge in AS2 and AS3 (Action Script) and SCORM
(Sharable Content Object Reference Model) are required to become the team member
of Action Script program
mers.



A fresh animator becomes the part of a team of producers who are responsible for
producing effective and high quality games. The key job functions of the animators
include producing ultimate games from concept stage till final publishing on the web
site.
The game developers handle the external clients as well as in
-
house teams.



While working as a key resource in online game development division, the candidates
get familiar with various tools for creating wonderful animations.



2.1 DESIRED PROFILE



Graduate in any discipline



Strong working knowledge and understanding of current web standards and user
interface



In
-
depth knowledge and development experience with HTML/XHTML,
JavaScript, CSS, Macromedia Flash and ActionScript, and Macromedia Breeze



Excel
lent 2D and 3D Animation skills



Ability to visualize and illustrate storyboards.




Good conceptualization and visualization skills.




Proactive in mocking up animation ideas




Comprehensive knowledge of Multimedia Packages.



Knowledge of CorelDraw, SoundForge,

Flash Action Scripting (AS 2.0 & AS 3.0)
and experience as an animator for international clients will be an advantage.



Good analytical skills and aptitude



Ability to handle projects independently as well as excellent in interacting with the
team members.




Game enthusiast



2.2 RESPONSIBILITIES



Interacting with client to analyze their requirement.



Performing quality work and add value by suggesting innovative ways of game
programming and optimization of the game through Programming.



Video and Audio Editing



Implementation of new technologies with ease



Developing a project right from visualization, analysis, design, development and
testing.




Collaborate within the team to design and develop the project.




Developing eye catchy games and animations.



Work with ot
her designers ? both internally and externally ? to connect their
designs to our proprietary back
-
end technology.



Work with other designers to provide a richer audience experience through the
use of Flash, PHP and other advanced web technologies



3. WEBMA
STER AND PORTAL MANAGER

The

webmaster

also called as the

web architect web developer, the

website author, or
the

website administrator, is the person who is responsible for designing, developing,
marketing, or maintaining a

website. Webmasters are responsi
ble for managing all
aspects of Web operations including marketing aspects.

A webmaster is also named as
Internet Specialist, Network/Web Engineer, Web Administrator or Web Application
Engineer



Webmasters typically have the expertise in various scripting languages such as PHP,
ColdFusion, Perl and Javascript. They are also expert in configuring web servers such
as Apache and serve as the server administrator.


The main responsibilities of the
web
master include the management of

access privileges of different users of a website
as well as the appearance and setting up

website navigation.



The Web Portal

Manager works in the same way as a webmaster but his role is quite
diversified.


A web portal p
resents information in a website from different sources in a
unified way.



Varying from the standard search engines, web portals provide other services such as



Matrimonial Services



E
-
mail



News



Sports



Shopping



Travels and Tour Management



Stock prices and

Business Details



Career counseling and education



Information



Entertainment and many more



Some of the famous web portals are



Rediff.com



Yahoo.com



Google.com



Indiatimes.com



India.gov.in



3.1 DESIRED PROFILE



Sound knowledge of website development, and
should be creative enough to
produce innovative designs and ideas.



Candidate should have rich relevant experience on weblogic or websphere
administration (dual skills have added advantage)



Experience in a production environment.



Coding (HTML / PHP / .net / ASP / Database / Java script / Joomla /
oscommerce / other shopping carts / payment integration / vBulletin / CSS etc.



Good knowledge of UNIX and Linux administration with network troubleshooting.



Hands on Experience on CA Site
minder. CA Siteminder is a Web access
management system which is having all features to manage a website or web
portal.



Web design skills and experience



Excellent knowledge and experience with HTML at the tag level



Experience with DHTML, COM and client
-
sid
e JavaScript programming
experience is also required.




Thorough knowledge of browser compatibility issues for all platforms/major
browsers is necessary.




Knowledge of conversion of existing images (TIFF, BMP, PSD) for online use
(JPG, GIF) using Adobe Imag
eReady and PhotoShop.




Thorough knowledge of browser compatibility issues for all platforms/major
browsers.



3.2 RESPONSIBILITIES



Creating and maintaining websites and online marketing



Handling issues with technology



Creating new content and updating old
content on websites



Monitoring search engine optimization and placement



Tracking effectiveness of online marketing and website lead capturing



Trading links with appropriate sites



Install SSL certificates



Integration of web infrastructure components with ea
ch other and Line of
Business applications



Installation of database plug
-
ins and connectivity



Managing URL redirections



Managing concurrency and security in website.